Peter Wilt, a founding president of then-WPS club the Chicago Red Stars, considers the future of women's professional soccer in the United States and offers a radical solution with the prospects for WPS currently doubtful.
We write about the supporter experience a lot here at Pitch Invasion, but what’s the view like from the other side of the fence? We’ve invited Peter Wilt, the President and CEO of the Chicago Red Stars of WPS to write a weekly column.
What motivates a supporter to spend every game with his back turned to the action on the pitch? To spend the game imploring other supporters to sing, chant, jump in unison? To be the man on the stand, above the fray, to be recognised by all in his end of the stadium?
On July 25, Rot-Weiss Erfurt will host Dynamo Dresden under the floodlights. In seasons past, this match, pitting two down-on-their-luck third-division clubs against one another, would have gone largely unnoticed even in soccer-mad Germany. Things are different this year. The clubs will be playing the first match in the history of the 3. Liga, the newly fashioned, fully professional, nationwide German third division.
A recent BBC report painted Polish football as unrelentingly grim, violent and racist. Whilst there remains unacceptable behaviour that needs to be eradicated, Polish fan Michal Karaś argues the report exaggerates the issue.
Continuing our recent theme, Brian Phillips takes a look at the history of one of the strangest supporter songs in football -- "Goodnight, Irene," an American folk song about love and suicide that's been the anthem of Bristol Rovers for almost 60 years.